Getting around Kansas City might be a little challenging Saturday because of road closures for The Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds and the city-wide memorial for two fallen firefighters.
The Kansas City Marathon starts at 7 a.m. at Crown Center and winds its way through downtown, the Crossroads, Country Club Plaza, Brookside, Waldo and 18th & Vine areas before finishing back at Crown Center .
For time estimates by each mile when roads will close and re-open, press here. The last runners should complete the marathon by 1:30 p.m.
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority announced it would reroute Metro buses throughout Kansas City during the marathon. To see the routes affected by the marathon, press here.
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Kansas City’s public memorial service in honor of fallen firefighters Larry J. Leggio and John V. Mesh begins at 2 p.m. at the Sprint Center.
The streets surrounding the Sprint Center, including Grand Avenue and Truman Road, will be closed to traffic. Drivers will need to follow the detours.